CGMH patients in the Medical Unit are most commonly treated for problems such as cardiac, respiratory, stroke and palliative care.
Family involvement in care, healthcare teaching, and discharge planning is encouraged in all areas of the hospital. Families are encouraged to spend time with the patient and the Hospital tries to make family members as comfortable as possible.
Planning for discharge from the Hospital begins as soon as possible following admission and is facilitated by the Transition to Home Team and the Community Care Access Centre Case (CCAC) manager. Our goal is for patients to return home. Enhanced exercise and therapy programs promote strength and optimize functional ability in our patients to achieve this goal.
Palliative Care is provided in private rooms on the Medical Unit. A Palliative Care Team of physicians, nurses and other health care providers works with the patient and family to ensure a peaceful and comfortable end of life. CGMH also works closely with Hospice Georgian Triangle.